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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Evarts Class Destroyer Escort
    Keel Laid October 14 1943 - Launched November 17 1943

  1. USS MASON DE-529
    Commissioned March 20 1944 - Decommissioned October 12 1945

    Struck from Naval Register November 1 1945
    Sold March 18 1947 to Mr. Thomas Harris of Barber, NJ for scrap

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Pictorial Postmark


Boston MA


Crew Reunion, cachet by Donald R. Wilson


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

NAMESAKE - Newton Henry Mason USNR (December 24 1918 - May 9 1942)
Mason enlisted as a Seaman in the Naval Reserve, November 7 1940 and on February 10 1941 was appointed an Aviation Cadet. Assigned to Fighting Squadron 3 in September, he died following aerial combat against Japanese forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea, May 8-9 1942. Ensign Mason was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his skill and courage in battle



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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